Reviews and Problems with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
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Sharp lense at a bargain price.
2 February 2014
Summary: The lens is very clean and in perfect condition. Works perfectly on my D7100. Super sharp lens that works well as a macro or normal (short telephoto 82.5mm ) with the DX sensor. Very nice bokeh blurring when wide open at f2.8. Manual focus is extremely precise with the electronic focus indicator. Great for closeups and portraits.
Great for all round use, f 2.8 max aperture restricts it to daylight.
18 October 2013
Summary: Once you get hold of a good one, these are great. It took me several attempts before I got one that focussed in an acceptabluy smooth manner, the first made a grinding noise, the second was sloppy. The third was just right. All looked like they has been taken care of, so it seems that Nikon mechanics do not hold up as well to the years as Leica glass (the other system I use, and my lenses from the 1950s feel flawless in comparison). Now to actual usage.
Summary: My favorite lens is the buttery smooth 55 2.8 f.2.8. A bit short for hardcore macro work, but my Mamiya 120 f4 does the trick for that. The 55mm works when things are tight. Brings clarity in the fog of night, turns smiles into sunshine. Its crisp, clean, and just the right length for portraiture.
Summary: I bought this lens for a leisurely quality portraits and still lifes. This lens is fully met my expectations. Well suited for a leisurely portraits and still lives on my camera Nikon d3100. Magnificent sharpness, resolution and color fidelity, no chromatic aberration, allows for a little money to get high-quality images comparable with images obtained at a much more expensive camera, and save time for processing images.
Summary: After setting my Nikon D7000 to accept the non-cpu lens at f2.8 I set my camera on aperture priority and I was ready to go. I chose a 5.6 setting and started taking close ups of items I was intending to sell on ebay. The smooth action on the focusing ring was incredible. And it stayed in the position that you set it. Taking the photos consisted of anchoring the camera and regulating breathing. The results were excellent. Vibrant colors, razor sharp detail.